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Whimmpy Roos

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chilebound, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Chilebound

    Chilebound In the Brooder

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    After several years of study and contemplation, this is my first year of chicken. I order 25 standard day old pullets (some of these, some of those--six different breeds) from Meyers. I am mostly very pleased, they are healthy and seem to be of decent quality--they even tossed in a few extras. They do warn that about 10% will be Roos, which is exactly what happened. But two of the three roos are very effeminante, smaller even than the hens, havent crowed yet and are very whimmpy. I think they are desitined for new homes. My question is why-how did this happen, is it a result of thier sexing the chicks? (they are now 14 weeks old) Also when can I look for my first eggs?
     
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    When you get your first eggs depends on the breed of the chicken.........but as a general idea, you're looking at around 25 weeks. As for the roos, maybe they just haven't hit their spurt yet. You know, don't quite know their role yet [​IMG] I have 3 roo's and 1 of them is whimpy-kinda-the girls do their best at letting him know that he's not the alpha.
     

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